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Re: Porting SMP kernel into a dual-core MIPS architecture

To: Mohamed Bamakhrama <bamakhrama@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Porting SMP kernel into a dual-core MIPS architecture
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 16:42:50 +0100
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On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 05:07:19PM +0200, Mohamed Bamakhrama wrote:

> Is there any guidelines/tutorial for porting the SMP kernel into a
> dual core new architecture based on MIPS32?
> AFAIK, in the x86 world we have Intel MPS 1.4 standard. I wonder if
> there exists a similar thing for MIPS. In other words, what are the
> minimum requirements needed to port the SMP kernel into such an
> architecture?

The MIPS Architecture definition defines the behaviour of the processor
in great detail.  It doesn't define the system level or firmware.  I
suggest you download the architecture manual from www.mips.com and if
that leaves any questions open, post again.

  Ralf

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